BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — There’s no shortage of events featuring art, music, and food happening this May in the Capital City.

Hot Art Cool Nights

When: Friday, May 6 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: From Jefferson Highway at Goodwood Boulevard to Government and 14th streets in Mid City Baton Rouge

Shop, eat and enjoy live music at this springtime festival in Mid City. Event organizers encourage attendees to rideshare or ride a bicycle using the area’s new bike lanes. For more information, click here.

Crawfish King Cook-Off

When: Friday, May 6 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: 222 North Boulevard

The eighth annual cook-off coincides with Live After 5 in downtown Baton Rouge and benefits Junior Achievement and Big Buddy Program. Tickets must be purchased online or at the gate. For more information or to buy tickets, click here.

Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival

When: May 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Riverfront Plaza (300 S. River Road)

This two-day event features regional soul food cooking, various competitions, and live music. Admission is free, however, VIP tickets are available. For more information, click here.

POSTPONED — BRtistic Fest 2022

When: May 14-15

Where: Beauvoir Park (2834 Greenwood Drive)

UPDATE: This event has been postponed. Tickets will be honored for a future date or may be refunded.

Enjoy a weekend of creativity at this festival at Beauvoir Park featuring live music, yoga, and live painting. Single-day and weekend passes are available for BRtistic Fest. To purchase tickets, click here.

Groovin’ on the Grass Fest

When: Sunday, May 29 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Red Stick Social (1503 Government Street)

Dust off your lawn chairs to enjoy an evening of live music. Bag of Donuts, Peyton Falgoust Band and The Michael Foster Projects are on the lineup. To buy tickets, click here.